Gush, gush, gush, gush.
It must get wearing listening to us Brits going on and on and on about the fact that for the first time in two years the sun appears to be shining.
But we’re most over-excited about it. We cannot believe our good fortune. For just a little while we are not umbrella-beholden, wellie welding curmudgeons. No-one is flooded out. We wake up to see rays of sunshine streaming through the window. The British wildlife is equally exuberant, because everyone loves a blue sky.
And so, while it lasts, we reserve the right to be insufferably smug. It will rain again soon enough.
In this vein, then, I will inform you all that Macaulay and the family pottered round the forest today. And it was just stunning. And without further agush, I shall turn away from words and towards images. For today, truly, each picture speaks one thousand words.
40 thoughts on “L’Aprés Midi D’une Smelly Terrier”
English Sunshine seems to have such a happy quality about it
It is. We’re all temporarily delerious.
We have your rain today, Kate. But after our wild Rotary party last night, it’s nice to veg indoors…… 🙂 Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. I am ready to come back to England for a little while.
Check the weather forecast first, Andra 😀
Beautiful pictures and beautiful post – gush as much as you want to, the enjoyment is shared
I have never tried it, but there’s always a first time for everything, Mary Ann 🙂
Great post Kate… and great photos! Love the deer!
And yes, love the sunshine too! It’s a gorgeous evening tonight!
Alas, the rain is on the way, Tom. But hopefully the summer will be back soon.
Are those the king’s (or queen’s deer) that poachers used to hunt in Robin Hood’s day?
They are. The very same, Gale.
Yay! Let the sun shine. 😎
Hear, hear, Nancy.
I confess to being bemused at the gushing every time the sun peeks out the teeniest bit, but these are truly ‘gushworthy’ Kate 😀
Thanks, Madhu. There’s a special, almost frenetic light here at times like these.
Gush away! You deserve it.
Thanks, PT 😀
no no no no… anyone can catch on to what you feel after the lonnng sun drought. And we can ‘see’ the sunbeams as you describe with such descriptive words.
Hello Elizabeth! Thank you so much for those lovely words. We must make hay while the sun shines for it may well be raining very soon once more.
Gorgeous photos, Kate! I am all for gushing when it’s about well-being, and let’s face it, we need sun to keep our mental energy buoyant. Hooray! I, for one, am just as happy for you as I can be. The photos are beautiful! ox
Thank you, Debra. The sun makes it a very beautiful place.
I well understand your exuberance about the sunshine, Kate. I used to live in Syracuse, New York which had, I believe, 85 percent cloud cover. I doubted the existence of that yellow orb in the sky even when my eldest daughter in Florida went on and on about it. 🙂
It makes you wonder why we stay here, Judy. Grim so much of the time. But it’s not a bad old place, even in the rain.
It is spring! May it last a while yet 🙂
Great pics and Happy Sunshine! 🙂
Thanks, Martin. I expect your part of the world was looking radiant too…
Yes, the Kerria Japonica is battling with the Dandelions to see who can produce the most yellow at the moment 😉 And the Rowan is about to flower (over a month late).
Rien ne dit: “Exquisite English Sun” mieux qu’un commentaire en français.
Tout à fait. J’entends Debussy chaque fois que je marche sous un soleil comme ça. Quelle autre langue serait l’exprimer ainsi?
Thanks for reading, Clown.
truly a lovely sight – Spring!
She’s late, isn’t she, but we forgive her because she’s beautiful.
Grrrrr. By way of contrast, we enjoyed gales, grey skies, and soggy stuff dripping out of the sky.
We have not had much spring out here, either, Kate, but this weekend was rather lovely. Love all the photos! Glad to see that Mac is stalking whatever he’s stalking — a delicious smelling dead squirrel?
A thousand words and more! Hooray for sunshine and forests and Macauley. I loved the shots of the deer, Kate, and that tree looks so ancient and regal. Enjoy whatever sunshine comes you way and post more pictures.
Mac might be a little offended at being cast as a feminine terrier. But sunshine is always such a balm to the soul. 🙂